Winterizing Plants

To protect them from cold burn and animal damage, here are a few ideas for winterizing plants in your yard.



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Applying straw mulch is an excellent way of winterizing plants. This batch is held in place on a strawberry bed with cheap fishnet.
PHOTO: BRANLEY ALLAN BRANSON
Trees and shrubs may be protected from rabbits by surrounding them with wire mesh or wrapping their trunks with aluminum foil.
BRANLEY ALLAN BRANSON
A paper or cloth wrap will also protect young plants from rabbits.
BRANLEY ALLAN BRANSON
If wrapping plants still isn't enough to stop rabbits, you could try live trapping them.
BRANLEY ALLAN BRANSON
Rotted sawdust is an excellent mulch for flower beds. Note the way in which the staked fig tree is protected by a bag of sawdust too.
BRANLEY ALLAN BRANSON
Sturdy stakes protect young grapevines from serious wind damage.
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